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Stephen Webber

Running, Democrat for Missouri House of Representatives District

Stephen Webber

Stephen Webber running for Missouri House of Representatives District

 

Full Name: Stephen Webber Click here for Voting Records
Current Office: State House - District 23, Democratic  
First Elected: 11/04/2008  
Last Elected: 11/02/2010  
Next Election: 2012  
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State House - District 46  
General Nov. 6, 2012  
Primary Aug. 7, 2012  
Gender: Male
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Columbia
Home City: Columbia, MO

 

Bio:

Stephen Webber is currently serving his second term as State Representative for Missouri's 23rd District. Elected at age 25, Stephen is representing the district where he grew up. As a kid he spent Saturday mornings playing soccer at Cosmo park and attended Boy Scout meetings at Calvary Episcopal Church. Raised by parents who work at the University of Missouri, Stephen has a strong commitment to public education. His parents taught him the importance of using reason and facts to solve problems, and the importance of standing up for intellectual freedom.

Stephen has always been active in politics, working on campaigns for many local candidates and attending meetings of Boone County Muleskinners whenever he had the chance. Two of his proudest accomplishments were earning the distinction of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 707 and being selected to represent Missouri at American Legion Boys Nation while attending Hickman High School. He graduated from Hickman in 2001 and left Columbia to attend college at Saint Louis University. During his freshman year he became active in Americorp’s JumpStart program, which gave him the opportunity to work with disabled preschoolers in St. Louis. The experience reinforced the idea that not all Missourians are being given the same opportunities to succeed, and shaped his commitment to education for all of our state’s children.

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As a sophomore in college, Stephen enlisted in the Marine Corps. Although he was strongly opposed to the invasion of Iraq from the beginning, a strong sense of duty compelled him to offer his services to our nation. About a year after he enlisted, Stephen was pulled out of school when his reserve infantry battalion was activated and sent to the middle of the Sunni triangle. After an 11-month tour, during which he served in Iraq for about eight months, Stephen returned to school and completed his degree in economics. Torn between his disagreement with a war that should never have been fought and his sense of moral duty to use his experience to save the lives of his fellow marines, Stephen made the very difficult decision to volunteer for a second tour in Iraq. As a corporal, he led a squad of 12 Marines through intense urban combat in the Iraqi city of Fallujah. Dealing with the realties of war forced Stephen to think deeply about life and his role in the world.  He returned from Iraq with an even stronger commitment to public service and a desire to accomplish something each and every day.

After serving our country in Iraq, Stephen moved to Washington, D.C where he served the people of Missouri by working as an aide to U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. While in Washington, Stephen was in a unique position to immerse himself in the legislative process and hear from constituents about the issues impacting the state of Missouri. 

After winning a contested Democrat primary in August 2008, Stephen was officially elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in November 2008.  During his first session, Stephen served as a member of the Rules Committee, Labor Committee, and Homeland Security Committee.  In his second term, he was appointed to the Job Creation and Economic Development Committee. Stephen has worked across the aisle on issues including improving higher education, supporting workers rights, and increasing access to healthcare at no cost to taxpayers. 
Stephen is a member of Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America and the American Legion. In his free time he enjoys running on the MKT trail and getting together with friends at the most respected of Columbia's institutions, Shakespeare's Pizza. Stephen is a volunteer for Missouri Boys State, which seeks to get high school students involved in the political process. 

Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 18, 2012 SB 749 Authorizes Employers to Exempt Contraception from Healthcare Coverage Conference Report Adopted - House
(105 - 33)
Did Not Vote
May 15, 2012 SB 576 Authorizes the Expansion of Charter Schools Bill Passed - House
(99 - 54)
Did Not Vote
May 7, 2012 Amdt 1 Rescinds Funding for the Sue Shear Institute Amendment Adopted - House
(93 - 59)
Nay
May 3, 2012 HB 1526 Amends Teacher Dismissal Policies Bill Passed - House
(83 - 76)
Did Not Vote
April 26, 2012 HB 1540 Prohibits Employees from Suing Co-Workers for Job Injuries Bill Passed - House
(99 - 47)
Nay
April 19, 2012 HB 1534 Prohibits Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(108 - 44)
Did Not Vote
April 19, 2012 HB 1860 Prohibits Undisclosed Recording of Livestock Bill Passed - House
(108 - 32)
Did Not Vote
March 29, 2012 HB 1541 Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures. Bill Passed - House
(113 - 41)
Nay
March 29, 2012 HB 1046 Requires Proof of Citizenship for Presidential Candidates Bill Passed - House
(92 - 49)
Nay
March 7, 2012 SB 572 Amends Worker's Compensation Bill Passed - House
(87 - 68)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1104 Voter ID Bill Passed - House
(101 - 54)
Nay
Feb. 9, 2012 HB 1219 Workplace Discrimination Amendments Bill Passed - House
(89 - 68)
Nay
Jan. 19, 2012 HJR 43 Limits State Spending Amendment Adopted - House
(105 - 54)
Nay
Oct. 6, 2011 SB 8 Tax Credit Amendments Bill Passed - House
(98 - 48)
Yea
Sept. 23, 2011 HA 1 to SB 7 Prohibits Public Funding for Certain Life Science Research Projects Amendment Rejected - House
(68 - 74)
Nay
Sept. 23, 2011 SB 7 Incentives for Science-Based Businesses Bill Passed - House
(94 - 48)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 6 Appropriations for Missouri Disaster Relief Bill Passed - House
(127 - 22)
Yea
Sept. 9, 2011 HB 1 Authority Over the Saint Louis Police Department Bill Passed - House
(123 - 27)
Yea
May 10, 2011 HB 73 Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(113 - 34)
Did Not Vote
May 4, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Plan Veto Override Passed - House
(109 - 44)
Nay
April 13, 2011 SB 113 Regulating Animal Care Facilities Bill Passed - House
(85 - 71)
Nay
April 6, 2011 HB 193 Congressional Redistricting Bill Passed - House
(106 - 53)
Nay
March 17, 2011 HB 213 Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - House
(119 - 38)
Nay
March 10, 2011 HB 167 Driver License Examinations Administered in English Only Bill Passed - House
(102 - 56)
Nay
March 3, 2011 HB 61 Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House
(92 - 60)
Nay
Jan. 11, 2011 HR 39 Attorney General Challenge of the Federal Health Care Law Resolution Passed - House
(115 - 46)
Nay
July 14, 2010 HB 2 Manufacturing Jobs Act Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(101 - 40)
Yea
July 14, 2010 HB 1 Public Retirement Systems Conference Report Adopted - House
(84 - 53)
Nay
June 29, 2010 HB 2 Manufacturing Jobs Act Bill Passed - House
(125 - 19)
Yea
June 29, 2010 HB 1 Public Retirement Systems Bill Passed - House
(92 - 54)
Nay
May 14, 2010 SB 793 Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(114 - 39)
Nay
May 13, 2010 SB 586 Sexually Oriented Business Regulations Bill Passed - House
(118 - 28)
Nay
May 12, 2010 HB 1311 Coverage for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism Conference Report Adopted - House
(144 - 16)
Yea
May 11, 2010 HB 1764 Prohibits Mandatory Participation in a Health Care System Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(108 - 47)
Nay
April 29, 2010 HB 2011 2010-2011 Department of Social Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(93 - 63)
Nay
April 28, 2010 HB 2003 Higher Education Appropriations Conference Report Adopted - House
(115 - 34)
Yea
April 28, 2010 HB 2010 2010-2011 Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Serices Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(85 - 70)
Nay
April 28, 2010 HB 2002 2010-2010 Education Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(87 - 64)
Nay
April 1, 2010 HB 1747 Authorizing Horse Slaughterhouses Bill Passed - House
(91 - 61)
Nay
March 31, 2010 HB 1601 St. Louis Police Department Governance Modifications Motion Rejected - House
(66 - 86)
Yea
March 30, 2010 HB 1327 Abortion Regulation Modifications Bill Passed - House
(113 - 37)
Nay
March 17, 2010 Amdt 4 Deleting an Education Foundation Formula Modification Amendment Rejected - House
(73 - 83)
Yea
Jan. 19, 2010 HCR 18 Statement of Opposition to Federal Health Care Proposal Joint Resolution Passed - House
(111 - 46)
Nay
Sept. 16, 2009 HB 544 Increasing Legislative Oversight of Federal Funds Veto Override Failed - House
(86 - 71)
Nay
May 14, 2009 SB 291 Education Provision Modifications Bill Passed - House
(110 - 46)
Nay
May 12, 2009 SB 306 State Health Care Expansion Bill Passed - House
(83 - 77)
Nay
May 7, 2009 HB 11 2009-2010 Social Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(87 - 74)
Nay
May 4, 2009 HB 22 Capital Improvements Bill Passed - House
(117 - 42)
Yea
April 30, 2009 SB 71 Income Tax Rate Reduction and Additional Tax Credt Bill Passed - House
(86 - 66)
Nay
April 28, 2009 Amdt 1 Allowing Pharmacists to Refuse to Provide "Abortifacients" Amendment Adopted - House
(115 - 43)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HB 795 Minimum Wage and Sales Tax Modifications for Businesses Bill Passed - House
(87 - 70)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HB 258 Excluding Tipped Employees from Mandatory Minimum Wage Increases Bill Passed - House
(86 - 74)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HB 668 Firearm Regulation Amendments Bill Passed - House
(105 - 50)
Nay
April 16, 2009 HJR 32 Bonds to Fund Higher Education Joint Resolution Passed - House
(131 - 28)
Yea
April 2, 2009 HB 681 Special Elections for Statewide Office Vacancies Bill Passed - House
(94 - 63)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HB 11 2009-2010 Social Services Budget Bill Passed - House
(88 - 66)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HB 10 2009-10 Health Budget Bill Passed - House
(88 - 66)
Nay
March 26, 2009 HB 2 2009-10 Education Budget Bill Passed - House
(92 - 64)
Nay
March 12, 2009 HJR 23 Constitutional State Spending Cap Joint Resolution Passed - House
(82 - 78)
Nay
March 11, 2009 HB 46 Expansion of Abortion Laws Bill Passed - House
(115 - 43)
Nay
Feb. 26, 2009 HB 242 Authorizing Four-Day School Weeks Bill Passed - House
(101 - 60)
Nay
Jan. 26, 2009 HCR 5 Rejecting Pay Increases for Elected Officials and Judges Resolution Passed - House
(129 - 31)
Yea